Retrofitting Suburbia: Communities Innovate Their Way Out of Sprawl
by Erin SagenApr 25, 2016
- The future for suburbanites, who now have twice the carbon footprint of city dwellers, seems to be pointing backward to pre-automobile, train-based living.
The Future of Libraries Is Bigger Than Books
by Cat JohnsonApr 16, 2016
- Modern libraries are essential in underserved communities as places where everyone is welcome to gather, work, borrow materials, or just spend time.
No Fossil Fuel? No Problem—7 Ways We're Already Living More Locally
by YES! StaffApr 11, 2016
- From affordable transit to local food for school lunches, many people across America are already on their way to living a life without oil.
Meet the Jeans-Wearing, Nature-Loving Nuns Who Helped Stop a Kentucky Pipeline
by Laura Michele DienerApr 07, 2016
- As fewer women enter the convent, what will become of Kentucky’s tradition of socially and environmentally engaged religious women?
Proud of Our Pidgin: The Newest Language in the U.S. Census
by Sheldon ItoApr 05, 2016
- When Hawaiian Pidgin Creole joined an official list of 350 languages spoken in U.S. homes, it lifted up communities throughout Hawai‘i and their rich immigrant history.
Live Each Day Like It's Your ... First?
by Roman KrznaricMar 31, 2016
- Five reasons “live each day like it’s your last” is the worst advice ever.
How America’s “Worst Walking City” Got Back on its Feet
by Jay WalljasperMar 25, 2016
- When Oklahoma City was named the least walkable city in America, residents approved an $18 million sidewalk improvement project to help their community get moving.
Craft Beer vs. Budweiser: How Small Brewers Are Winning Back the Neighborhood
by A.C. ShiltonMar 02, 2016
- Good beer comes from collaboration, not competition. By working together, small brewers everywhere are giving corporations a run for their money.
The Untold History of Female Friendship
by Rachel Vorona CoteMar 01, 2016
- To get an honest picture of female friendship, we must look beyond the familiar whitewashed stories in Western history and literature.
How to Make Friends in the City: Grow Vegetables Together
by Jasleena GrewalFeb 19, 2016
- We asked this East Londoner how a pop-up garden brought his neighborhood together and made friends out of strangers.
Ten Counterproductive Behaviors of Well-Intentioned People
by Cody CharlesFeb 17, 2016
- Common mistakes made in social justice conversations and how to correct them.
The Program Helping Youth Unify the Most Segregated City in America
by Marcus Harrison GreenFeb 16, 2016
- In Chicago, low-income kids don’t usually have the opportunity to travel outside their own neighborhoods. My Block, My Hood, My City is changing that.
Why Massive Snowstorms and Stranded Cars Make Us So Happy
by Colin BeavanFeb 12, 2016
- With cars stuck under mounds of snow, city streets become safe public spaces for people. So why wait for a blizzard?
Does Baltimore #BlackLivesMatter Activist Have a Shot at Becoming Mayor?
by Yessenia FunesFeb 12, 2016
- Activists turned politicians are nothing new. Just look at Bernie Sanders.
In Photos: 50 Years in a Housing Project Through the Eyes of Kids Who Lived There
by Alexa MillsFeb 09, 2016
- Thanks to Polaroid and a basement arts center, the kids of Newtowne Court have built a photographic monument to their neighborhood since the 1960s.